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Latest update : 2014-04-28

The Peacemakers: Does gender really make a difference?

In a special edition of "The 51 Percent", Annette Young meets three extraordinary women, all of whom are Nobel Peace Prize winners.

On the panel is Jody Williams, who's been a driving force in an international campaign against landmines. It led to the signing of the Ottawa Convention by 161 nations, banning the use, sale and stockpiling of anti-personnel landmines. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

Also joining us is Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist who was awarded the prize in 2011 for her work in ending the Liberian civil war.

Last but by no means least is Shirin Ebadi. She is Iran's first woman judge who won the prize in 2003 for her work in promoting democracy and human rights.

Annette Young asks the three laureates whether women are naturally better peacemakers.

By Annette YOUNG

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2014-07-10 Ireland

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

In this edition, we head to Ireland, which is still reeling in shock over the discovery of a mass grave of more than 800 babies born to unmarried mothers. Also, how Sweden is NOT...

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2014-07-04 violence against women

Anger over US Supreme Court decision on birth control

In this edition, we take a look at a controversial ruling by the US Supreme Court that will allow a Christian-owned company to refuse to pay for their workers' contraception....

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2014-06-26 2014 FIFA World Cup

Women's struggle for recognition in the world of football

As the World Cup sends football fever soaring, we take a look at women's role in the game. As we'll see, they're not exactly operating on an even playing field.

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2014-06-19 sexual assault

Ending sexual violence in conflict: Seeking global support

In this edition, our reporter heads to Chad to meet women refugees fleeing the war in Central African Republic. Also, we talk about what needs to be done to end the scourge of...

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2014-06-11 Syria

Northern Nigeria: Where Islamist militants believe girls' education is a sin

In this edition, we head to northern Nigeria where Islamist militants declare educating girls is a sin and local officials are battling to keep them in schools. Also, a...

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